Jamul’s Oak Grove Middle School students are the beneficiaries of a new track and synthetic turf field that opened with an official ribbon cutting yesterday.
“With the support of the entire community, we went from a ‘field of dreams’ to a dream come true,” said Jamul Dulzura Union School District Superintendent Nadine Bennett. “This has been seven years in the making and we’re thrilled to see the vision become a reality.”
The JDUSD School Board has always placed a high value on physical fitness, health and community involvement and this project a priority from its inception. The district allocated funds for architectural design, planning, project management and administration of this uniquely beautiful middle school field and track.
Major funding for this exciting middle school field was provided by the Jamul-Dulzura Planning and Land Use Group, which pledged $605,000 for the purpose of providing an additional soccer field and safe area for walking and recreation in the community.
Supervisor Dianne Jacob awarded the district a $200,000 Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant to ensure the project was completed.
The Otay Water and the Metropolitan Water District also assisted the project by supporting an application for a water use reduction rebate. Water consumption has already been dramatically reduced which will benefit the entire community and region.
The Jamul AYSO contributed professional conceptual drawings that helped the community visualize a brand new soccer field for our community’s children.